Monday, August 31, 2015

Oamaru HarbourOamaru is a gorgeous harbour town centrally located on the South Island’s east coast 3 hours south of Christchurch or 90 minutes north of Dunedin. Visitors can explore museums, shops and galleries within some of New Zealand’s best 19th century architecture. With one of the country’s oldest public gardens, two penguin colonies, four golf courses and many walking and cycling trails there are plenty of opportunities to experience nature at its best.
Drive the famous Waitaki Valley from Oamaru and stop a while and discover Omarama - "The place of light"(a reference to its extraordinarily pure and clear sky, which make for fantastic star gazing).  Omarama is friendly, beautiful and perfectly located at the junction of Highways 8 and 83.  Based here you can experience Omarama’s unique local attractions, visit NZ’s iconic tourist attractions, the Mount Cook National Park and the new Ahuriri Conservation Park.  You can enjoy the Seven Lakes, spot rare Black Stilts and visit Penguins.  For gold medal trout fishing, gliding, biking or hiking Omarama is a Mecca.  Step away from the stresses at the famous Hot Tubs Omarama, where you will be immersed in pure mountain water with the beautiful Upper Waitaki/Mackenzie Country scenery all around you.

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AAA Thames Court Motel Oamaru
In Oamaru stay with Carol and John at AAA Thames Court Motel.  Spacious, quiet and comfortable apartments, located close to the Historic Precinct, the Blue and Yellow Eyed Penguin colonies, the Museum and Art Gallery and some of the Restaurants and Bars that Oamaru has to offer.
Ph: 0800 223 644 or email

Ahuriri Motels Omarama
Pam and Brian welcome you to Relax in their peaceful accommodation with comfort and service guaranteed. Experience real 'Kiwi' hospitality - the kind of personal friendly service that keeps you coming back again and again!
Ph: 0800 438 945 or email

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